6 Steps to Estate Planning

6 Steps to Estate Planning

Estate planning is the process of deciding what should happen to your assets after your death or if you become incapacitated, and taking the steps necessary to ensure your decisions will be carried out. There are 6 key steps: Identify all the assets and liabilities....
What is the Nil Rate Band?

What is the Nil Rate Band?

The Nil Rate Band (NRB), also known as the Inheritance Tax (IHT) threshold, is the amount up to which an Estate has no IHT to pay. The current allowance available on the Estate of an individual is £325,000; anything above this is taxed at 40%. The NRB applies to...
Is It Time to Review Your Estate Plan?

Is It Time to Review Your Estate Plan?

Planning to minimise the inheritance tax (IHT) due on your estate is always important, but the recent introduction of the residence nil-rate band (RNRB) means now could be the ideal time to review your existing plans. What is the RNRB? IHT is charged at 40% on estates...
Autumn Business Newsletter

Autumn Business Newsletter

Our latest newsletter is here, packed with information on estate planning, VAT schemes, capital allowances and much more! To view our latest newsletters, visit the publications section of our website. Please note: This article is a commentary on general principles and...
Estate Planning and Farmland

Estate Planning and Farmland

Most land owners are aware of Agricultural Property Relief (APR) and could be forgiven for thinking that this means there is no risk of their Estate paying Inheritance Tax. Unfortunately there are situations where farmland does not qualify for 100% APR. There have...